So I'm sitting in Advanced Crim Pro today, and we're talking about how Gerstein violations result in exclusion only if there is a causal connection between the violation and the evidence. [This is really just a lame lead-up to what I think is a funny quote.] That got me thinking about this quote from Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency:
The complexities of cause and effect defy analysis.
You can take that to the bank. The moral of the story is that the space-time continuum is
. . . very like a piece of badly put up wallpaper. Push down a bubble somewhere, another one pops up somewhere else. . . . The only thing that really gets hurt when you try and change time is yourself.
Ah, Douglas Adams. You left us too soon.